So, yeah, we’re buying a house.
The weekend of December 2-5, while we were away in Provincetown, MA for the Holly Folly weekend, we decided we were ready to buy a house again.
We met with our mortgage broker on Tuesday, December 13th, and found out we were in very good standing financially and credit-wise to begin looking.
We met with our Real Estate Agent on Wednesday, December 14th, and made plans to get some properties mailed to us. That night we sent back a list of houses we wanted to see.
Thursday, December 15th, our Realtor called us and let us know he’d scheduled for us to see 3 properties the following Sunday.
Sunday, December 18th, we met our Realtor at the first property at 9:00 am. It was nice but not quite right. We hated the second property. The third property was love at first sight. We asked our Realtor to look into it. Sunday afternoon, we played phone tag with our Realtor and Mortgage Broker and indicated we wanted to put an offer on the house.
Monday, December 19th, we met with our Realtor and submitted an offer.
Tuesday, December 20th, the sellers accepted our offer.
Thursday December 22nd, all signatures had been collected and we were under contract.
Tuesday, December 27th, we had both our Inspections done (Septic, Pest, Structure, Radon.)
Friday, December 30th, we had all the results back and got all the info to our Attorney and Mortgage Broker.
Friday, December 6th we got our mortgage approval and permission to close.
Our target closing date is Tuesday Feb 9th.
We love the house. 1700 square foot cape. 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths. Living Room, Kitchen, Dining Room and “working space” basement where we will put a home gym. Wood fireplace in the living room and gas fireplace in the master bedroom. Screened in back porch and both an open and covered stone patio area, all wired for cable and stereo surround sound with a gas hook up for grill and ceiling fans. Hook up for a hot tub on the screened porch. Nice size yard, 2 car garage…set up perfect for us to entertain and live. We are very excited to move in and start our new life there. We were keeping it mostly hush-hush until all the hurdles were behind us but we’re pretty much in the home stretch now so we’re letting people know. I can’t believe how fast it happened, but I’m so glad it has all gone so smoothly.
So, who wants to be our first guest?